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for nelson mandela. >> he passed on peacefully. >> near midnight in johannesb g johannesburg's president announced the death. world leaders joined forces. in america our first black president spoke of his shehero,e first black president. >> he no longer belongs to us, but by the ages. >> to his county he represented forgiveness. >> you have a limited type of to stay on earth. you must try to use that period for the purpose of transforming the country in what you desire it to be. a democratic nonracial, non-sexist country. that is a great task. >> hello, i'm antonio mora, welcome to a special edition of "consider this". the man known as madiba said courage was not the absence of deed. born to a royal tribal family naming him rolihlahla dalibhunga, which means trouble maker, he lived up to his name. after studying law he dedicated himself to apartheid. a system imposed on the black african. nelson mandela was arrested in sentenced to life in prison. he spent 28 years behind bars, mostly in a tiny cell on robin island near cape town. nelson mandela's brutal imprisonment led to tuberculosis
, freedom fighter, hero for change and hope. the world celebrates the life of nelson mandela. >> he no longer belongs to u he belongs to the ages. >> nelson mandela said it, "it always seems impossible until it's done", for this towering revolutionary who spent decades in prison for believing in freedom and equality nothing is impossible. the world is a better place because of him. the former south african president died at his home. he was 95. outside crowds gathered all evening and in the morning and have been gathered four hours to mourn his passing, but to rejoice in a remarkable life. scenes are incredible, people dancing and singing. they are paying tribute to him. they are doing the same in new york. a famed venue in harlem, and the marr key honours nelson mandela. morgan radford is here in the studio. >> talk about the life of nelson mandela, and what he means to so many people. >> nelson mandela is a symbol of hope, freedom, a time in this world, and in our country and theirs when equality did not s did not reign free and is a symbol for young americans growing up understan
contribons will live on forever. we send our heart felt sympathy to president mandela's president and to the citizen of the nation me loved. >> allen has more on nelson mandela's life. >> he was a prisoner and a president. a violent revolutionary and a moderate reformer. he was the face of change in turbulent south africa. his smile and his strength, power weapons in the fight for racial many people don't see it, against the government that applied. was on these savage attacks. leave south africa away from decades of racial separation and minority, white rule, was born in manage fella grew up in a rural roadless area near born to tribal royalty, he was adopted and raised by a chiefton after his father's death when he was just nine. he was the first in his y to attend school, where a missionary teacher gave him the first name nelson. his political activism began in college. join as boycott to school. he moved to johann studies law, and joins the african national congress, a political party and resistence moving fighting the segregation that was so deeply divisive. that passed laws
us know we can become. >> across the globe people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >>> a new report reveals the jobs picture is brightening, and unemployment is falling. >>> and a major ice storm sweeps across the country, cutting power and delaying travel. >>> across the world people are remembers nelson mandela. there is mourning. but also celebration for the life of a man who changed a nation and became a global icon by sheer force of character. there will be public remembrances for the next week and a half culminating in a state funeral. nick reports from johannesberg. >> reporter: for south africans today is for mourning. madeba as he was known widely was the father of this country. >> somehow we believe that [ inaudible ] but we'll have to accept the humble request of [ inaudible ] to come together and mourn. >> reporter: he might have been sick for a long time, but people here are still shocked. they have lost a revolutionary leader. >> even though one knew that this day would come because of his age, there still is a huge sense of loss, a deep sense of empt
"troublemaker." to his clan, he was madib, a to his country he was tata. the world will remember nelson mandela as the father of his nation. whose revolve and leadership through decades of oppression, and 27 years in prison, forced south africa to end the cruelty of apartheid. and whose dignity inspired not only his own homeland, but those that work for freedom and civil rights across the world. we begin with the great man's own words. the ones we will all remember of him. >> difficulties he once wrote to his wife, wreak some men. but make others. real leaders, he said, must be ready to sacrifice all, for the freedom of their people. i can rest only for a moment before with freedom, come responsibility and i dare not linger for my long walk is not yet ended. his long walk ended today, as he died at the age of 95. this is the moment of deeper sorrow. yet what made him great is what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> looking back now to the headdy days in 1990, and the days after that, the excitement throughout the world even the months after that, leaf him here in the wr
is headed east. >> south africa will honor nelson mandela with more than a week of memorial events. he died at the age of 95. his countrymen are grieving, but many are using his passing to celebrate a life well lived. we have the story now from johannesburg. >> reporter: it's the night of chanting for the man who they call father. father of the nation being celebrated for incredible grace, the man who transcended class and race. for south africans the day is for morning. mandiba, he was the father of the nation is it. >> they would come together and mourn. >> he might have been sicked for a long time, but people here are shot. they're mourning for their leader. >> we knew that this would come because of mandiba's age there is a huge sense of loss you. >> young and old, white and black, remembered his grace, his generosity of spirit. >> i'm just glad he did all he did for us. hopefully we continue the legacy he left. >> reporter: a legacy of forgiveness and reconciliation that this country is deeply missing. over the next ten days mandela's body will lie instate. mandela always said that a m
. [ singing ] >> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanctuary for protesters, sometimes violated by the police. >> so why do you think police threw tear gas insi
. outside his home in south africa. a spontaneous tribute to nelson mandela, how he changed that country and beyond. a step in the right direction for the u.s. economy, a new report reveals the job picture is rienthing and unmroement is falling. a severe wind and ice storm is moving east. hundreds of thousands are without power, and travel problems are building. ♪ >>> in south africa and around the world people are k looking at the legacy of nelson mandela. meanwhile funeral plans are ama and the first lady will be there to pay their respects. here are some of the details of what is to come. on tuesday decemb10th an official public memorial will be held in johannesberg. his body will lay in state for three days. the memorial's culminate with a state funeral. finally, mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th. >> reporter: tributes are being paid and prayers made for the icon. and now the world can officially say good-bye to nelsonela on december 10th which will be the official memorial service. and then for the following three days his remains will lay in state. but before then so
>> go on for the next ten days and mandela's body will lay instate. and then he will be buried. he always said that he should be buried near where he lived his life. he'll be buried where he was born 95 years ago. >> thank you. the world will mark the passing of mandela. there will be a national day of prayer and reflection to honor mandela. mourners will be have an opportunity to say goodbye, and hell lie instate in the building where he was inaugurated in 1994. then he'll be flown to his home village. mandela will be laid to rest. thousands are expected to attend the funeral. the exact details of that event have not been revealed just yet. here to talk about mandela's political legacy in 1997 proves o'malley received mandela's help to negotiate a northern ireland peace treaty in south africa, and the two had been friends for many years. professor, it's good to talk to you. thanks for your time. we're talking about th the good friday agreement of 1998, but those as you know were fraught with negotiations with a number of groups at the table, eight political parties, the british, i
. >>> world leaders are making their way to south africa, honoring nelson mandela. troops on the ground in the central african republic, there to stop the violence that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. the clock is once again ticking for congress for lawmakers it is the final week of the year. both houses in washington at the same time, and both houses facing a laundry list of things that need to be done. the biggest of course being the budget. and new spending bill would help avoid the government shutdown just like the one we went through in october. our white house correspondent mike viqueria is in washington. what happens if congress doesn't reach that end of the year deadline? >> del, there are a couple of things going on. the budget meeting they set that for december theant and you're -- 13th, you're absolutely right. the house of representatives they are here for hardly six months of the year, if you put it together that way. there are a whole list of things that need to get done if americans, particularly lower income americans aren't going to be suffering going into t
. >>> south african mourners are holding vigils and memorials for nelson mandela continues. and this marijuana ingredient is bringing hundreds of families with epileptic children to colorado. >> we'll start with the legacy of nelson mandela. >> part of successful white government that kept nelson mandela in jail and then served for mandela. as u.s. ambassador and then foreign minister it was his task to defend the continued imprisonment of nelson mandela and other political opponent. but privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> i submitted a memorandum, due to the effect that mr. mandela ought to be released that we're bringing a bigger martyr of him every day he stays in prison, and that his international aclaim and status would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any more. unfortunately, it continued on. >> here we have a man 27 years in prison. the day he was released he displayed the acumen and attitude of an american who has been a president before. amazing. amazing what insight he had into the minds of people. and for that matter into world affair
1994 when nelson mandela delivered a first address as president of south africa. now an opportunity for them to learn about the democracy path that was born at that time. >> the first step on this side, that side - it's got an emblem. the president sits there alone. this is where he has his own place. >> from the tour guide an anecdote demonstrating that the great can get it wrong. >> the former president was making is a speech in this house. once he was making a speech he noted a red button flicking next to him. he wanted to know what was going on. he had to stop and find out as to what was really going on. he was told, "mr president, you don't have to worry. no one is in danger. the reason that red light goes on is because you should have finished speaking a long time ago." >> underlying the better life that nelson mandela made. >> i think it is a big thing for me, that nobody would have done for me. >> i think he played a role, especially for the young people of today. he made a sacrifice for where we are today. there's a lot of opportunities that came from what - from the decisi
of nelson mandela makes its first statement since his death as the memorial grows for the antiapartheid leader. power outages and a travel nightmare. wintry weather spreads across the u.s. >> tonight a u.s. veteran is home with his family after being held in north korea for more than a month. merrill newman arrived in the 85-year-old was accused of committing crimes while he served in the korean war. his family called merrill newman's time in north korean's hands, "a very difficult ord eel", >> melissa chan has the story. >> when merrill newman made the trip, he would not have known how difficult it would turn out. after weeks of detention he's in the u.s., looking healthy, with his wife by his side and a simple message. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family now. thank you all for the support. very much appreciated. >> merrill newman was a soldier in a korean war. his visit to pyongyang was a long-planned vacation down memory lain. he was no ordinarily soldier. the north koreans released this concession video, likely forced by newman, admitting h
declared its own defense zone. >>> around the world, remembering nelson mandela. brace yourself. things like this are happening across the country today. >> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone. one announced by china last month. al jazeera's hear faucett reports. >> south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but they extend to areas of land and sea. a submerged rocky reef, under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights above. >> the new korean air space defense accommodation zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region. does not overlap with neighboring countries. over i.odo's waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's zone of south korea and japan. the new zone extends larger into the larger chinese one and also of that and japan. requiring foreign aircraft to identify themselves,. >> translator: we believe this will not significantly imp
. more than 90 world leaders are expected to attend nelson mandela's memorial. efforts to keep them all safe and secure in south africa. >>> car pile ups massive air delays. >>> and major technology companies joining forces to battle the nsa. >>> president obama is on his way to south africa. he is heading the u.s. delegation honoring nelson mandela. the president leaving on air force one just a few hours ago. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute c
time to come. >> south africa beginnings a week of ser -- ceremonies honouring nelson mandela. crowds left flowers, photographs and balloons outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. a memorial service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a
for the south african leader nelson mandela. >> the american war veteran retained by north korea since october is due to arrive inwe'rt community where newman was ma wr thanksgiving, but he'll be home for the holidays. when he first made the trip to north korea he could not have imagined how difficult of a trip it would turn out. but now he'll return to the u.s. a great relief for his family. >> i'm very glad to be home. i'm appreciate the government to allow me to be on my way. >> i offered him a ride home but he pointed out there is a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> newman was a soldier in the korean war and his visit was a long-planned vacation down memory lane. but he was no order soldier. the north koreans released this confession, likely forced by newman, admitting his afill ways with the white tigers. for newman the war is history. but for north koreans, newman was an enemy of the state. the two countries never signed a peace treaty, and tec technicaly still at war and his release would need the permission of kim jong-un. >
. >>> world leaders now travel to go south africa. they're there to attend the memorial for nelson mandela. >>> and americans around the country are digging out following this latest blast of ice and snow. >> battle over the budget congress on the verge of a new spending deal as lawmakers spe e the bill before leaving for the holidays. it contains some things that the house does not like. >> this is it for this session this year. they're off for the holidays whether the farm deal is not, whether the budget is done or not. whether a whole host of items are normally no brainers for congress. they're having trouble, as you might imagine, as is in surprise getting it done. you heard of a grand bargain. this isn't even a baby grand bargain. this is keeping the music playing to keep the government from shutting down. this deal that has not yet been inked that is likely to come as we understand has done everything but reach very far. provides a framework by which congress can come back in january and pass those spending bills and avoid another catastrophe. over the weekend we heard dick durban, n
for the fallen father of south africa - celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >> a mix of snow, sleet and rain crippling parts of the country, causing pile-up and cancelling hundreds of flights. hopefully they'll make changes that affect the industry. >> and a megabrokerage firm t against any u.s. company. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm mad forward. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. the u.s. is calling on the koreans to release another american, merrilman was met by american officials in budget airport early saturday. merrill newman is expected to arrive at san francisco around noon eastern time and al jazeera's correspondent has more. >> merrill newman is headed home. the 85-year-old was held captive for a month in north korea. >> i'm glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to fe on my own. >> a veteran of the korean war. he was pulled from his flight back from to the united states. he admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised. his age and medical condition played a part. >>
. >>> a crowd is going to stay for the official service for nelson mandela. johannesburg, area national day of prayer. members of all faith honored the former president. meanwhile a steady flow of mourners stopped by his home in suburban johannesburg. more now from al jazeera's nick schiff rin. >> nelson mandela always talked about a rainbow nation on behalf of all south africans who were segregated by racist rulers. nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. at afternoon interfaith service searchesouth africans celebratee unity that nelson mandela provided them. down the road at an indian rally, perusha thanked him for the difference for her children. >> basically madiba made the change. we were basically part of the deprived lot. we had to use only the baths for indian people. >> her husband suffered the same. he remembers being humiliated just for eating dinner. >> we go out in the evening the buy something to eat and we have to say to the guy, sorry do you serve, and you're more than welcome to buy take aways. >> they have no idea what their parents suffered for them w
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
to south africa to honor one man: nelson mandela. among those already in south africa former u.s. president jimmy carter who is in johannesburg. kofe annan. and the former president of ireland is there. dozens of others are en route. president obama and the first lady left for south africa, board air force 1 joined by george bush and his wife. are ali velshi is leading our team in johannesburg. ali, set the scene for us literally hours before the event tomorrow in johannesburg. >> well it's gone cold, tony, it's raining tonight in johannesburg. it was a clear day. police were setting up barricades and rerouting. you could see dignitaries coming in and police convoys. as you said jimmy carter is here as well. george w. bush, bill clinton will be here, world leaders from all over the place. i had a chance to sit down with jimmy carter, who knew nelson mandela very well. he was on the same plane coming down. he said in all the times he knew nelson mandela, he never said thank you to the u.s. government to end apartheid. here's why. >> i would say i had many talks with nelson mandela. i never h
can see people still outside nelson mandela's mouse in johannesburg. mike hanna is now reporting. >> reporter: mandela's name rings out in the church as they sing in praise. this is an occasion both joyful and solemn, mirroring the national reaction to the death of the celebrated south african leader. throughout the country it goes through churches, the service attended by the south african president jacob zuma accompanied bus mandela's former wife. they remember the men they affectionately knew as madiba. >> when i say we pray for the nation, we pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> reporter: a song, too, from a new generation. some of these children born free in the democracy that mandela had fought for. it's not just in the christian churches that prayers for mandela are held this sunday. at mosques and synagogues around the country, the faithful are gathering. at this event south africa's religious leaders. muslim, jewish and christian divided in f
in south africa for the state funeral of nelson mandela. more than 90 heads of state will fly in for the event of the f and b stadium in suweto. president obama is on his way with his first lady michelle and bill clinton and george bush are on their way. mandela believed education was the foundation of a new south africa. but the legacy of apartheid is proving hard to overcome. al jazeera's feda gresse has the story. >> nelson mandela enjoying his favorite date, supporting and encouraging children in school. from the start of his career as an antiapartheid activist the statesman put education at the top of the schedule. to educate the nation's once depressed youth. in 1996, the suweto, then the language of oppression. linda molefe was one of those young students who rioted. he is now the principal of a secondary school one of suweto's most successful. he keeps eye over the classes acutely aware of the country's lessons. >> we are throwing without, knowing exactly. but later because of these little meetings or little held at night or in some corners they were trying to educate
of state or governments have now quirmtd they will be attending memorial events for nelson mandela. south africans have been gathering to remember their first black president. ♪ >> the nationwide day of prayer marks the formal start of a week of commemorations which will end with a state funeral. president jacob zuma joined some of the worshipers on sunday. >> when i say we pray for the nation is that we should pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for. that he fought for. that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> sara matasso reports. >> to resh nelson mandela and celebrate his life. people have come onto the streets and here in suweto, people have been doing what they were told to do, meet with their friends and talk about nelson mandela. this is what happened at the moment. all these people in the streets in the restaurant talking about nelson mandela telling themselves how they can be good people. simple, giving something to someone who needs food, giving money to someone who needs help. being a good citizen. as they cou
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